King Arthur's Realm - Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury - 1 day
Travel to the Kingdom of Wessex to visit ancient stone circles, the mystical Island of Avalon and the legends of King Arthur
Tour departs every Friday
No tour takes place on 28 June 2013 due to Glastonbury Festival. However, we are operating an additional tour to Stonehenge, Salisbury and Avebury
This tour can only only be booked online or by calling 0044 (0)1223 244 555. We do not accept bookings through hotel concierge desks.
This tour is also available on a daily basis for small groups - contact us for details.
We leave London behind and head west to the rolling chalk hills of Wiltshire, here on windswept Salisbury Plain the great, mysterious Neolithic circle of Stonehenge stands high on the horizon. Our first stop of the day will give you a chance to learn more about this monument, of its builders and those that worshipped there. There are many unanswered questions and many more theories and ideas that are open to debate, your guide will explain what is known and what may never be known and then leave you to explore and ponder its awe inspiring presence.
Onwards to Isle of Avalon, through backroads of villages built of flint and thatch, from chalk downland into rolling limestone hills to Glastonbury Tor where legend tells us Arthur was brought after being mortally wounded in battle. We climb to the top to visit the ruined church of St Michael and admire the view of England's West Country laid out like a carpet below. In the ruins of the once great Glastonbury Abbey we find the gravesite of Arthur and learn of older legends like that of Joseph of Aramathea, the Holy Grail and the Crown of Thorns. After exporing the unique shops in the town we head over to the Chalice Well Gardens, drink from the spring and learn of the fate of the holy chalice from the Last Supper.
We end the day at the stone circle complex at Avebury. A collection of standing stones much larger than that of Stonehenge. Our guide will also reveal many other Neolithic sites in the area such as enigmatic Silbury Hill (Europe's tallest prehistoric structure), the Devil's chair and the Barber-Surgeon stone.
- Fully guided lecture standard tour
- Entrance to Stonehenge
- Entrance to Chalice Well Gardens
- Visit to Glastonbury Abbey
- Visit to Silbury Hill
- All travel in comfortable purpose-built minibus from Central London
Why choose this tour?
On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people - guaranteed! Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful country. Our itineraries are carefullly planned (with many years of experience) so that you discover as much as possible, without spending too much time on the road.
As we travel in smaller vehicles, we normally use the most scenic routes, where large coach are prohibited from travelling. Additionally, as our group sizes are smaller we are able to more time out of the vehicle. We also employ a the very best driver/guides.
Friendly and Professional Guides - Small Groups - More Scenic Routes - More Time Sightseeing- No Time Wasted Travelling around London- Great Value for Money
07.30AM International Students House Car Park, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN (MAP)
07.40AM Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch (MAP)
07.50AM Outside Zara Fashion, 79 Brompton Road, SW3 1DB. This store is next to Harrods (MAP)
08.00AM Outside Premier Inn, Knaresborough Place, Earls Court (MAP)
This tour normally ends by 6.30pm
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Make the most of your time with us
We prefer to spend your valuable time touring the places you have chosen to visit and we therefore offer a choice of 4 meeting points, which are easiliy accessable by public transport from all parts of London and form our natural route to the west. Many tours spend over an hour driving around the busy congested roads of London.